President of the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC), Billy Doctrove has commended the leadership of the group of athletes who represented Dominica at the Commonwealth Games for the team’s success.
Doctrove noted that the success of the team at the commonwealth games was an “outstanding achievement”, especially when considering Dominica’s size and the number of athletes that went to the games.
Doctrove stated that the entire team must be applauded for its performance, especially coming of the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
“All our athletes, coaches, officials, and all those associated with ensuring our team’s participation must be complimented for the great teamwork,” Doctrove stated.
“Many of the participating countries were asking as to how we could have done that in particular, so soon after the ravages of Hurricane Maria. The phrase ‘leadership is everything’ was used on many occasions to describe our success,” Doctrove added.
Doctrove also praised the accomplishments of the three Dominican athletes who won medals in their respective areas over the past year, adding that the committee is hopeful for their continued success in their respectful areas.
“Firstly we had Danelson Mahautiere, who copped the silver medal in the 200 meters at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas, and Thea Lafond who won a bronze medal, and Yordanys Garcia who won a silver medal in Triple Jump at the Commonwealth Games in Australia,” Doctrove added.